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Working in Confined Spaces – High Risk SQA

SQA Level 2 Award – Working in High Risk Confined Spaces A high risk confined space is an area where a specified hazard may be present.  Access may involve complex procedures and there will be work specific controls and rescue arrangements.  The use of self-contained...

Working in Confined Spaces – Medium Risk SQA

SQA Level 2 Award – Working in Medium Risk Confined Spaces A medium risk confined space is an area where a specified hazard may be present, such as toxic fumes or a risk of flooding.  It may have restricted access either vertically from above/below or horizontally, by...

Working in Confined Spaces – Low Risk SQA

SQA Level 2 Award – Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby.  A low risk confined space...

Confined Space Rescue

Confined Space Rescue Confined space rescue can vary, depending on the level of risk.  It can include self-rescue, using an early warning system or escape breathing apparatus, non-entry rescue, using a mechanical lifting device to extract a worker, or a breathing...

Breathing Apparatus

Breathing Apparatus When working in high risk confined spaces, where a specific risk or hazard has been identified, it may be a requirement to use breathing apparatus.  Breathing apparatus can provide air to workers from 10 minutes to 4 hours and comes in a variety of...

Managing Confined Spaces

Managing Confined Spaces A manager of confined space operations won’t usually carry out any work in a confined space area but they are responsible for producing safe systems of work for confined spaces, writing and issuing permits to work, producing rescue...
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